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The Metabolic Profile of Glucose Tolerant Women Who Have Had Large for Gestational Age Babies
Article first published online: 28 JUN 2008
Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Volume 37, Issue 2, pages 177–180, May 1997
How to Cite
Moses, R., Davis, W., Rodgers, D., Meyer, B. and Calvert, D. (1997), The Metabolic Profile of Glucose Tolerant Women Who Have Had Large for Gestational Age Babies. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 37: 177–180. doi: 10.1111/j.1479-828X.1997.tb02248.x
- Issue published online: 28 JUN 2008
- Article first published online: 28 JUN 2008
Summary: The possibility has been raised that women who have had large for gestational age infants, while glucose tolerant during, pregnancy by conventional testing, may still have a subtle abnormality of carbohydrate metabolism. We have examined, some time after the completion of a pregnancy, the fasting levels of glucose, insulin and lipids in a group of women, glucose tolerant during pregnancy, who had a large for gestational age infant compared to a very carefully matched control group of women who had an appropriate for gestational age infant. No significant differences were found. These findings suggest that women who have a large for gestational age infant do so for a variety of reasons not related to maternal carbohydrate metabolism.